Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911)

George Richmond, RA 1809-1896

Captioned: "From the Portrait by George Richmond, 1855"

Source: Huxley, frontispiece

This is Joseph Hooker as a serious, sensitive-looking up-and-coming botanist, in the year that he became assistant to his father, who was the Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. [Commentary continues below.]

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